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    • SFrobinson
    • By SFrobinson 18th Mar 17, 12:18 PM
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    Broken down vehicle in a PE Aldi car park
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    • 18th Mar 17, 12:18 PM
    Broken down vehicle in a PE Aldi car park 18th Mar 17 at 12:18 PM
    Hi, I'm hoping you can help me, I have received a PCN from ParkingEye. I have read the 'newbie' threads and have contacted Aldi and am going to put in an email appeal to ParkingEye in the first instance, using the wording on the forum.
    However, I have two questions I'm hoping you can help me with (please do just direct me to a tread if someone else has already asked this).
    1. The driver went into the store, did some shopping, came back to the vehicle, which failed to start. The driver had no means to recovering the vehicle until the following day, so left a notice on the vehicle to this effect. Is there still grounds to appeal?
    2. The driver did not know that this car park was covered by parking eye (tiny signs), and would have contacted them if they had realised. Is there still grounds to appeal?
    In the light of the circumstances above, is there anything else you would recommend putting in the initial appeal email to ParkingEye?
    Many thanks for reading, I hope you can help!!
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    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 18th Mar 17, 12:33 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 12:33 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 12:33 PM
    The driver had no means to recovering the vehicle until the following day,

    AA, RAC, Green Flag? It was not really broken down was it? It was abandoned. Unless you can get Aldi to cancel, (which they usually do), you may struggle.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 18th Mar 17, 12:52 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 12:52 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 12:52 PM
    You have grounds for appeal. I wouldn't bother with mitigation when you send the BPA template appeal to parking lie.

    Do not mention who was driving when you contact Aldi. Just refer to the driver who was using your (the keeper's) car.

    How much did you spend? It is believed that if you spend above a certain, but secret, amount then Aldi will cancel. Provide proof of purchase when you contact the Aldi manager or CEO.

    It is also believed that Aldi do not allow parking lie to take customers to court. This has never happened in the past and again it is believed this is part of a (secret) contract Aldi have with parking lie.
    Last edited by Fruitcake; 18-03-2017 at 2:02 PM.
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    • SFrobinson
    • By SFrobinson 18th Mar 17, 4:02 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 4:02 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 4:02 PM
    Thank you, very helpful. I have contacted Aldi, they asked me the name of the driver (I've not said) and to send them a copy of the receipt from the shopping (was not a big spend, £15ish) and a copy of the PCN.
    Should I do these things simultaneously, or wait for Aldi to respond before sending in my appeal letter to PE?
    Many thanks again for your help
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 18th Mar 17, 4:23 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 4:23 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 4:23 PM
    I have contacted Aldi, they asked me the name of the driver
    What did Aldi actually ask? Who asked it?

    We wonder if the stupid bints who reply 'for' Aldi are actually employed by ParkingEye and this (perhaps) proves it.

    Appeal to PE before 28 days from the date issued. Send BOTH Aldi and PE the proof of breakdown as well, not just the receipt.
    PRIVATE PCN in England/Wales? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT

    Click on the breadcrumb trail, top of page: Household & Travel > Motoring > Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking & READ THE 'NEWBIES' FAQS THREAD.
    DON'T read old advice to ignore, unless in Scotland/NI.

    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 18th Mar 17, 4:26 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 4:26 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 4:26 PM
    Thank you, very helpful. I have contacted Aldi, they asked me the name of the driver (I've not said) and to send them a copy of the receipt from the shopping (was not a big spend, £15ish) and a copy of the PCN.
    Should I do these things simultaneously, or wait for Aldi to respond before sending in my appeal letter to PE?
    Many thanks again for your help
    Originally posted by SFrobinson
    I don't trust parking lie so I would send the appeal to them anyway, although it won't matter if you want to wait a bit. The advantage of waiting is that if Aldi cancel then you can add that to the appeal, without revealing the driver's identity, just don't miss the deadline to parking lie!
    I married my cousin. I had to...
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    • Umkomaas
    • By Umkomaas 18th Mar 17, 5:30 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 5:30 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 5:30 PM
    Hit Aldi hard on their Facebook page. It can normally get them to get a move on.
    NEWBIES - wise up - DO NOT IGNORE A PARKING CHARGE NOTICE - you have been warned!

    Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.

    Please note: I am NOT involved in any 'paid for' appeals service.
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